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Thelepogon Roth ex Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 2:46. 1817. Hook. f., Ft. Brit. Incl. 7:148. 1896; Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 27. 1935; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 1:130. 1958 ;Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 247. 1960.

Annual. Leaf-blades broad; ligule shortly membranous. Inflorescence a terminal bunch of shortly pedunculate racemes; internodes thickened, clavate, glabrous. Sessile spikelet dorsally compressed, the callus obtuse and fitting the concave top of the internode; lower glume crustaceous, convex, without keels or wings; upper glume broadly convex across the back, wingless; lower floret male, with hyaline lemma and well developed palea; upper lemma bifid, passing between the teeth into a glabrous awn; palea lanceolate, hyaline; caryopsis ellipsoid. Pedicelled spikelet absent, represented only by a flattened linear pedicel.

A monotypic genus in tropical Africa and Asia.

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